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Ropa Vieja

1025 Ashford Ave | Condado, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787 725 2665
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Ranked #68 of 607 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cuban
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Coconut Creek, Florida
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The food was good here. We enjoyed the live Cuban music. As a Cuban, I didn't know you could do so much with Ropa Vieja. The ropa vieja mofongo was delicious. The crema catalana de mamey was very good, too.

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Mays Landing, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The first time I went here five years it was one of our best meals, this time it was one of our worst. The service is the worst part. When you have waiters who can't hardly speak any English in a tourist populated area that's bad. Our waiter was slow, couldn't explain anything on the menu and only said "... More

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Orlando
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

I go to Puerto Rico 4 times a year and each time I eat at this restaurant at least 2 times every visit. This time the service was so bad I wanted to cut my visit short and leave. We ordered a paella, it took 45 minutes for us to get our meal, which we were told about up front.... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My husband and I are in San Juan for a little vacation and we decided to check out Ropa Vieja because it received such wonderful reviews here. It is a Puerto Rican/Cuban restaurant in San Juan that is a moderately priced, casual dining experience. Well let me say we loved it! The food was amazing, the service was great and... More

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Long Island, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I have been to Ropa Vieja a number of times and continue to go back time and time again. The food is wonderful especially the pork rind risotto, marinated steak appetizer and ropa vieja entree. You just cannot go wrong here!

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Connecticut
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Large menu full of local favorites. We ate early and there was plenty of room in the restaurant but it was getting busy when we left. Absolute best appetizer in our group was the truffle risotto - would come back for that again. Entrees are huge so think about sharing appetizers.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Don't let the boring decor fool you. The food here is delicious and affordable. The portion sizes are large and a great value for the money. Enjoy!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

As a solo trip, I worried about being pushed aside by service staff trying to get more people. Yet I felt comfortable eating alone at Ropa Vieja. The place was packed and I thought I wouldn't be able to find a place at the bar. The manager saw me scanning the bar and immediately asked if I didn't mind sitting... More

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Phoenix
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We were on our way back from an outing and out tour guide mentioned this place was good, and it was only about 15 min walk from our resort. So we stopped by for lunch, and it was not very busy, and we were greeted and sat right away. We shared some appetizers and they were incredible and it turned... More

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Pompano Beach, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Make sure you eat here...Fresh food, tastey food, great service and very reasonably priced food. We love it here

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